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Master's Thesis Seminar for CSF I - JEM222
Anglický název: Master's Thesis Seminar for CSF I
Český název: Master's Thesis Seminar for CSF I
Zajišťuje: Institut ekonomických studií (23-IES)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2021
Semestr: oba
E-Kredity: 9
Rozsah, examinace: 0/2, Z [HT]
Počet míst: zimní:neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
letní:neurčen / neurčen (neurčen)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
4EU+: ne
Virtuální mobilita / počet míst pro virtuální mobilitu: ne
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Způsob výuky: prezenční
Je zajišťováno předmětem: JEM213
Patří ke studentské práci typu: diplomová práce
Poznámka: povolen pro zápis po webu
předmět lze zapsat v ZS i LS
Garant: PhDr. Jiří Schwarz, Ph.D.
prof. PhDr. Tomáš Havránek, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
Vyučující: prof. PhDr. Tomáš Havránek, Ph.D.
doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
PhDr. Jiří Schwarz, Ph.D.
Třída: Courses not for incoming students
Je prerekvizitou pro: JEM223
Soubory Komentář Kdo přidal
stáhnout 2_FAQ.pdf FAQ about master’s thesis seminars doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 2_FSV_academic_calendar.pdf Academic calendar with deadlines for current academic year doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 2_SIS_manual.pdf SIS manual for students doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 2_SIS_manual_4advisors.pdf SIS manual for advisors doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 2_SIS_Q&A.doc FAQ about handling your thesis in SIS doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 3_IES_thesis_proposal_example.doc Example of master's thesis proposal doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 3_IES_thesis_proposal_template.doc Template for master's thesis proposal doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 3_IES_thesis_template_LaTeX.zip Thesis template for LaTeX system (v2020) doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 3_IES_thesis_template_Word.zip Thesis template for MS Word (v2020) doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 4_Academic_writing.pdf Presentation on academic writing doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 4_How_to_write.pdf How to write applied papers in economics (Bellemare, 2020) doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
stáhnout 5_students_abroad.pdf Instructions for students abroad doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D.
Anotace -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (12.09.2021)
The course is dedicated to the students starting to work on their diploma thesis. The seminars are organized as individual consultation on the first come, first served basis.
Literatura -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (12.09.2021)

McCloskey, D. (1999). Economical Writing. Waveland; 2nd edition.
Pinker, S. (2015). The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century; 1st edition.
Strunk, W. & E. B. White (2000). The Elements of Style. Longman; 4th edition.
Williams, J. M. (2010). Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace. Longman; 10th edition.

Požadavky ke zkoušce -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (21.02.2024)

Seminar 1 (first semester) is for all students of master’s degree programs including NEF, MEF, and MFDA (courses under JEM001 and JEM213 codes), CSF (JEM222 and JEM169), and IMESS (JMMZ019). Check regularly "yymmdd_seminar1" file (regularly updated in Moodle), where we record the requirements you fulfilled.

Please, make sure you login to Moodle 2 (see the instructions under "Registration requirements") which will serve as a platform for file uploads:

  • Have your latest draft of the proposal uploaded before the semester starts (check the registration requirements).
  • Have your latest draft of your thesis uploaded in Moodle before your seminar comes up (you are obliged to attend three seminars so there should be three files uploaded). If you did any updates to your proposal, upload it with the thesis draft.
  • Have your final thesis proposal uploaded in Moodle no later than the third seminar comes up (signed by you and your supervisor).
  • Have the first part of your thesis with full reference list uploaded in Moodle by the end of December for the winter semester or end of July for the summer semester (at least 15 pages of solid text). Include a note that says how many characters the thesis has (1 standard page = 1,800 characters). If you work on an empirical thesis, upload your data or enclose a summary statistics as well.

To finish the course you must fulfill the following minimum requirements:

1. Attendance: You must attend all three seminars.

The seminars are held in person. You must be present at all 3 seminars. The exact dates of your seminar are specified in the file "yymmdd_seminars_dates" (in Moodle). If you cannot attend your seminars on a specified date, you can switch with your colleague but need to inform us in advance. If you study abroad (or have relevant health reasons that prevent you to attend in person), follow the instructions in the uploaded file "5_students_abroad". Always upload the current version of your thesis in advance, at least a day before the seminar starts. 

2. Proposal: You must upload to Moodle your signed thesis proposal (upload the latest unsigned version before the start of the semester and, when approved, upload the final proposal with yours and your supervisor's signature).

You must upload your thesis proposal before the first seminar (meaning, you already have your topic and found a supervisor before the first seminar). We may ask you to make some adjustments; in that case, bring the latest version of proposal to the seminar (or share it online during your consultations). Once your proposal is approved at the seminar, sign it yourself, get your supervisor's signature, and upload the signed scan of the full proposal to Moodle (you can sign it electronically but the scanned file is fully sufficient). Upload the scan before the third seminar at the latest.

3. First Part & Data: You must upload to Moodle the first part of your thesis with a full reference list by the end of December for winter semester or end of July for summer semester (at least 15 pages of solid text). If you work on an empirical thesis, upload your data or enclose a summary statistics as well.

Have ready at least 15 standard pages of text (27ths. characters including spaces, excluding the abstract, cover pages, references, proposal, and appendices) showing that you are capable of producing an academic text. Do not forget the bibliography (in addition to the 15 standard pages of text)! If you write an empirical thesis, you also need to enclose summary statistics (the means and standard errors of all variables) of your data to show that you have obtained access to the relevant data sources in time. Make sure you strip the submission of all the text unrelated to your thesis (get rid of template leftovers, hints, and notes). Everything you upload is automatically checked for plagiarism. This first part must be approved by your supervisor (no official approval is required) and cannot be uploaded later than by the fixed deadline of December 31 or July 31. 

You are eligible for credits only if you fulfill all the course requirements and convince us that you are capable of writing a good thesis by mid-May/beg-Jan. A few days after the deadlines an xlsx file will be published on this webpage to indicate students that passed the requirement. Always check for official deadlines in current academic year on FSV web.

Please, take your time and go through a few good theses which you can find on the website. Most of them include thesis proposals---this is the best inspiration for you and it will answer a lot of your questions. Read the documents "Academic Writing" and Bellemare (2020) above. Your thesis will be evaluated according to its quality, not number of pages, but you have to fulfill the minimum requirements of the Faculty (50 standard pages from the Introduction to the Conclusion for theses written in English). If you think about writing your thesis in LaTeX, there is a template created specifically for the IES (attached above). Empirically there is a significant correlation between the usage of LaTeX and the final grade.

For formal information on the final examination for a master's degree, see this website at https://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/en/study/masters-programs-english-language/master-final-exam (what to hand in, where, when, and how). For information on thesis defense, read IES directors' Guidelines.

Sylabus -
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (12.09.2021)

Students are distributed into 4 groups according to the file "seminars_dates" uploaded in Moodle, each student is assigned three specific dates for seminars to attend. For each seminar please prepare a short (5 minutes) but concrete talk. Content of the seminar:

1.  seminar - defense of the thesis proposal with hypotheses. What is your contribution to the research literature? What have you done on the thesis since June? Upload the draft of your thesis and your proposal in advance.
2.  seminar - detailed description of the methodology you plan to use to test your hypotheses. What have you done since the last seminar? Upload the draft of your thesis in advance.
3.  seminar - defense of the first part of your thesis. What have you done since the last seminar? What is the detailed plan for the next semester? You must convince us that you are capable of writing a good thesis by mid-May/beg-Jan. Upload the draft of your thesis the scanned signed proposal in advance.

Požadavky k zápisu - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Zuzana Havránková, Ph.D. (16.02.2024)

The deadline for Master's Thesis Proposals is February 13, 2024. If you want to defend your thesis at the end of the Winter Semester 2024/2025, the topic of your thesis must be confirmed by your supervisor in the Student Information System by February 13, 2024. Use the "Thesis (Selection of subject)" module in SIS to assign to your topic. You must upload the proposal (following the example available on the website of JEM213 in SIS), approved by your supervisor, into Moodle by February 13, 2024. Enroll for the "Master's Thesis Seminar I" at https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=4185, upload the file to section "Proposal - draft". You only need to log in with the same username/password that you use to log in to SIS. You can choose from a list of offered topics in SIS or come up with your own topic. In any case, you must find a suitable advisor. If your topic is not on the list, ask your supervisor to publish it. We recommend you choose a narrowly defined empirical topic. Please note that the supply of advisors is limited, and most of them accept students on a first-come, first-served basis. Note that if you are in the first year of the MA program (and not in the second or third year), the relevant deadline will be set for summer (end of June or later) 2024.

The deadline for Master's Thesis Proposals is September 20, 2024If you want to defend your thesis at the end of the Summer Semester 2024/2025, the topic of your thesis must be confirmed by your supervisor in the Student Information System by September 20, 2024. Use the "Thesis (Selection of subject)" module in SIS to assign to your topic. You must upload the proposal (following the example available on the website of JEM213 in SIS), approved by your supervisor, into Moodle by September 20, 2024. Enroll for the "Master's Thesis Seminar I" at https://dl2.cuni.cz/course/view.php?id=4185, upload the file to section "Proposal - draft". You only need to log in with the same username/password that you use to log in to SIS. You can choose from a list of offered topics in SIS (or here) or come up with your own topic. In any case, you must find a suitable advisor. If your topic is not on the list, ask your supervisor to publish it. We recommend you choose a narrowly defined empirical topic. In any case, you must find a suitable advisor. Please note that the supply of advisors is limited, and most of them accept students on a first-come, first-served basis. Please also note that during the summer break, your supervisor might not be available, so plan ahead.

 
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